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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 27, 2020

Coronation Street: Pandemic sees soap scrap 60th anniversary stunt
The soap has been forced to "go back to brass tacks" to mark its birthday, its producer says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 27, 2020

Jane Fonda: 'It's much harder to be young than it is old'
As an 82-year-old Jane Fonda is still protesting - this time about climate change - and getting arrested.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 27, 2020

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's Christmas album beats BTS to UK number one
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's Christmas album denies the South Korean boy band another chart-topper.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 27, 2020

Strictly Come Dancing: Bruno Tonioli to miss 2020 final in person
Bruno Tonioli has to stay put in the US amid Covid concerns over a flight to the UK.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 26, 2020

'Bros is back': Luke Goss on his Christmas film and making up with Matt
After his new Christmas movie Luke will reunite with twin Matt for the first Bros album in 30 years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 26, 2020

PG Wodehouse: Why India still holds a flame for the English author
The Jeeves and Wooster creator was the most English of novelists so why does he have fans in India?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 26, 2020

Death of England: The former prisoner turned leading man
Michael Balogun stars in Death of England: Delroy at The National Theatre.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 26, 2020

Jack Whitehall 'dwarf' routine complaints upheld
The comedian's Live at the Apollo set will not be re-broadcast, after two viewers complained.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 26, 2020

Panto season now 'up in the air' for 2020
The new coronavirus tiers mean many theatres remain unsure if pantomimes will go ahead this year.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 26, 2020

Halima Aden quits runway modelling over religious views
The 23-year-old American has modelled for Vogue, Fenty Beauty and Kanye West's Yeezy brand.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 26, 2020

Cancelled prom pictures win £15,000 Taylor Wessing portrait prize
Alys Tomlinson's Lost Summer features school leavers denied their proms by the coronavirus pandemic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 26, 2020

Why Hitchcock's most controversial film was never made
Nicholas Barber looks at a radical film deemed too controversial for Hollywood.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 26, 2020

Drake calls for Grammys to be replaced after The Weeknd is snubbed
"This is a great time for somebody to start something new," the star says, after The Weeknd's snub.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 25, 2020

Is the era of the Hollywood blockbuster over?
Has Covid put an end to big budget film-making, or will busy cinemas in Asia give Hollywood hope?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 25, 2020

Fantastic Beasts: Mads Mikkelsen replaces Johnny Depp
Depp, who played Gellert Grindelwald, left the franchise this month after losing a libel case.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 25, 2020

Johnny Depp libel case appeal bid turned down
A judge refuses to hear the case but the star can try to overturn the ruling at the Court of Appeal.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 25, 2020

Over-55s growing less satisfied with the BBC, Ofcom says
Satisfaction with the BBC among its most loyal audiences is showing "signs of waning", Ofcom says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 25, 2020

Beatles book by Craig Brown wins £50k Baillie Gifford non-fiction prize
Craig Brown's One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time is awarded the £50,000 Baillie Gifford Prize.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 25, 2020

I'm A Celebrity: Police issue 'advice' over bug use
TV presenter Iolo Williams is concerned non-native bugs will be released into north Wales.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 25, 2020

Taylor Swift confirms boyfriend is mystery co-writer
Joe Alwyn was credited under a pseudonym on two tracks on Taylor Swift's latest album Folklore.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 25, 2020

The Great British Bake Off final brings bumper audience to Channel 4
The 9.2 million viewers give Channel 4 its highest overnight ratings for at least 18 years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 25, 2020

I'm A Celebrity: Calls for police to investigate bug use
TV presenter Iolo Williams is concerned non-native bugs will accidently be released into north Wales.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 25, 2020

Netflix removes Dave Chappelle's show after comedian's complaint
Netflix pulls Chappelle's Show after the comedian said he wasn't getting paid for it being streamed.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 25, 2020

YouTube suspends US news channel for Covid 'cure'
The right-wing channel has been favoured by President Trump in recent days.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 25, 2020

California cave depicts hallucinogenic plant, study finds
Researchers also found chewed remains of the plant, which has psychoactive effects, in the cave.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 25, 2020

Jay-Z to be new cannabis company's 'chief visionary officer'
The rapper and entrepreneur will act as "chief visionary officer" for the new weed brand TPCO.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 25, 2020

The Last of Us 2 wins big at Golden Joysticks
The breakout post-apocalyptic game that's won praise for its writing and acting took home six prizes.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 25, 2020

The Weeknd calls Grammy Awards 'corrupt' after nominations snub
The Blinding Lights singer was expected to perform strongly, but didn't get any nominations.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

US election: Daily Show comedian Jordan Klepper on Trump and his supporters
Jordan Klepper has become known for his Trump supporter interviews with Trevor Noah.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

Bookstagram: Influencers sharing their passion for reading
Reading influencers grew in popularity during lockdown as people fell back in love with books.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

Zahara: Violence against women in South Africa 'a pandemic'
Zahara, a platinum-selling singer in South Africa, talks to the BBC about surviving a violent attack.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

The Great British Bake Off crowns its 2020 winner
After 10 gruelling episodes in the tent, Peter, Laura and Dave discover which of them has won.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

Grammys 2021: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa lead nominations
Harry Styles also receives his first-ever nomination, but R&B star The Weeknd is overlooked.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

Billy Barratt: Responsible Adult star 'honoured' by International Emmys win
The 13-year-old wins best actor and says it's "crazy" to be the youngest to triumph at the event.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

Billy Barratt: Responsible Child star 'honoured' by International Emmys win
The 13-year-old wins best actor and says it's "crazy" to be the youngest to triumph at the event.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

Billy Barrett: Responsible Adult star 'honoured' by International Emmys win
The 13-year-old wins best actor and says it's "crazy" to be the youngest to triumph at the event.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

I'm A Celebrity: Do the contestants rehearse Bushtucker trials?
Reports suggest celebrities are allowed to rehearse their Bushtucker trials. What is the truth?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

Archie Lyndhurst's parents say final farewell to 'dearest boy'
The funeral of the CBBC star and son of actor Nicholas Lyndhurst took place on Monday.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

Streaming payments 'threaten the future of music,' says Elbow's Guy Garvey
Elbow's Guy Garvey tells MPs that "musicians can't afford to pay the rent" with streaming royalties.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

Streaming payments are 'threatening the future of music'
Elbow's Guy Garvey tells MPs that "musicians can't afford to pay the rent" with streaming royalties.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

I'm A Celeb: The man teaching Ant and Dec to speak Welsh
Special advisors are on hand around the clock to make sure the show's stars get language right.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

EastEnders wins big at Inside Soap Awards
The BBC One show wins five trophies, including best soap, while Coronation Street wins four.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

Director Tristram Shapeero apologises to Lukas Gage after unmuted comments
Tristram Shapeero has apologised publicly to Lukas Gage after making comments about his apartment.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

MOBOs 2020: 'More important than ever to showcase black culture'
Maya Jama and Chunkz will host the awards honouring music of black origin, last held in 2017.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

Charles Darwin: Notebooks worth millions lost for 20 years
Cambridge University Library launches an appeal to find the scientist's missing notes and sketches.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 24, 2020

Charles Darwin: Notepads worth millions lost for 20 years
Cambridge University Library launches an appeal to find the scientist's missing notes and sketches.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 23, 2020

Doctor Who, Call the Midwife and Mrs Brown on BBC Christmas TV line-up
Doctor Who, Call the Midwife and Mrs Brown's Boys are among the shows in the festive schedule.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 23, 2020

The Great British Bake Off: How has the show changed since series one?
It's 10 years since the first Great British Bake Off, and the original series was quite different.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 23, 2020

Michelle Yeoh: 'Finally we have our own superhero, Shang-Chi'
Michelle Yeoh - soon to star in Marvel's first Asian superhero film, Shang-Chi - says it has taken time for Hollywood to offer more diverse film roles to Asian actors.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 23, 2020

The Queen's Gambit: Meet the real life women chess masters
Radio 1 Newsbeat speaks to two female chess players about the Netlfix show and modern chess culture.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 23, 2020

The Queen's Gambit: Meet the real life women chess stars
Radio 1 Newsbeat speaks to two female chess players about the Netflix show and modern chess culture.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 23, 2020

The Indian bride who wore a pantsuit to her wedding
In a country where marriages are steeped in tradition, Sanjana Rishi's wedding outfit drew criticism.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 23, 2020

Directory of female musicians could end gender imbalance at festivals
A massive database of female artists goes public to help UK festivals achieve 50/50 gender balance.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 23, 2020

Major Lindsay's widow 'upset' after The Crown includes ski tragedy
Sarah Horsley's husband Major Lindsay died in an avalanche while skiing with Prince Charles in 1988.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 23, 2020

Why was The Weeknd covered in bandages at the AMAs?
The star won three awards, but his head was covered in bandages, leaving many fans confused.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 23, 2020

Claudia Winkleman to replace Graham Norton on Radio 2
The Strictly presenter said she was "gobsmacked" to be asked to host the Saturday morning show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 22, 2020

OED Word of the Year expanded for 'unprecedented' 2020
This year saw 'hundreds of significant new words' rather than just one, Oxford Dictionaries say.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 22, 2020

Michael McIntyre: 'I'm used to viewers being cynical'
The comedian says many viewers don't believe the features on his Big Show are genuine.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 22, 2020

'Viewers don't believe my Big Show features are real'
The comedian says many viewers don't believe the features on his Big Show are genuine.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 22, 2020

John Boyega stars in Steve McQueen's latest Small Axe film: Red, White and Blue
Life imitates art for John Boyega as he plays a police officer fighting racism, in the same year he took centre stage at the Black Lives Matters protest.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 21, 2020

China gives musical talent show a virtual makeover
Dimension Nova shakes up reality TV with computer-animated contestants performing to real judges.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 21, 2020

Bharti Singh: Indian comedian arrested after cannabis found in raid
Bharti Singh has been taken in for questioning after cannabis was found during a raid on her home.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 20, 2020

Strictly's Maisie: EastEnders didn't prepare me for the attention
The soap star admits she wasn't ready for the scrutiny that comes with being on the dance show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 20, 2020

Irish open-air cellist strikes coronavirus lockdown chord
Patrick Dexter films recitals outside his picturesque cottage on Ireland's rural west coast.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 20, 2020

Wagatha Christie: A uniquely British feud
It's a drama involving two footballers' wives and an apparent Instagram sting worthy of the CIA.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 20, 2020

Obituary: Jan Morris, a poet of time, place and self
She was an award-winning journalist and author with more than 40 books under her belt.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 20, 2020

Bid for a bit of Bet Lynch jewellery
The Coronation Street star's jewellery is up for auction to raise money for a hospice.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 20, 2020

BTS: New album BE 'authentic' but takes 'few risks', say critics
The reviews are in for the K-pop band's second 2020 release, which they say is a "letter of hope".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 20, 2020

Travel writer and journalist Jan Morris dies at 94
Morris wrote more than 40 books including a notable trilogy about Britain's empire, Pax Britannica.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 20, 2020

Walking Dead artist draws Covid-19 health messages for Shropshire
Charlie Adlard has been working with Shropshire Council to create the Zombie-themed images.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 20, 2020

Rebekah Vardy backed by High Court in Coleen Rooney libel hearing
A judge rules that Rooney's social posts were directly accusing Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 20, 2020

Coroner says Jeremy Kyle 'may have contributed to' death
Steve Dymond died days after taking a lie-detector test on the Jeremy Kyle Show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 20, 2020

Jeremy Kyle 'may have caused or contributed to' guest Steve Dymond's death
Steve Dymond died days after taking a lie-detector test on the Jeremy Kyle Show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 20, 2020

Hip-hop star Rodney P admits ex-girlfriend attack
The ex-BBC 1Xtra DJ confirms he was given a prison sentence in 2012 for assaulting another woman

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 20, 2020

Tiger King star Jeff Lowe accused of animal cruelty
Jeff Lowe took over the Oklahoma zoo formerly run by Joe Exotic and seen in the Netflix hit.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 20, 2020

Little Mix did not expect fame to 'be this hard'
After bandmate Jesy took a break for medical reasons, Perrie says the group "don't rest or sleep".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

Port troubles leave UK bookseller with no books
Congestion at Felixstowe Port in Suffolk is proving a major headache for importers before Christmas.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

Bollywood-backed Indian ballet prodigy finds feet in London
Kamal Singh is training at the English National Ballet School after raising the fees online.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

Covid: Lockdown ‘sci-fisolation' movie goes viral
The spoof created by actors Brendan O'Rourke and Kevin Mains stars some of Hollywood's big names.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

Buzzfeed to take over online news site HuffPost
The deal will bring together two of the world's most high-profile digital media firms.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

Booker Prize 2020: Douglas Stuart's novel Shuggie Bain wins
The Scottish writer's book about a boy and his mother's struggles in 80s Glasgow wins the prize.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

Actor Michael J Fox on his 'acceptance' of Parkinson's Disease
Back to the Future star Michael J Fox speaks about his battle with Parkinson's Disease and how he tried to hide it in the beginning.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

ITV's Loose Men discuss mental health on International Men's Day
The usually all-female ITV talk show had a high-profile makeover for International Men's Day.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

Coleen Rooney 'pointed finger' at Rebekah Vardy over story leaks
False stories about the wife of ex-England star Wayne Rooney were leaked to the press, a court hears.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

Booker Prize 2020: Authors await £50,000 announcement
The writers, including four debut novelists, await the socially-distanced ceremony in London.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

Cineworld eyes UK cinema closures and rescue deal
The cinema chain has appointed restructuring experts to negotiate unlocking more cash from lenders.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

Erick Morillo: DJ died from acute ketamine toxicity
The DJ was found dead in September, aged 49, at his Miami Beach home.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

Tory Lanez denies shooting Megan Thee Stallion
The rapper has pleaded not guilty to shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the feet in July.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

Bobby Brown's son found dead aged 28 at LA home
The R&B singer's namesake son was found dead after police were called to a "medical emergency".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

Paul Hollywood defends Bake Off finalist after trolling
The show's judge hits back at people on social media who attacked finalist Laura this week online.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

Fairytale of New York: BBC Radio 1 will not play original version
The station says its young listeners may be offended by some of the Christmas classic's lyrics.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 19, 2020

Naya Rivera: Wrongful death lawsuit filed over Glee star's drowning
The Glee star died of accidental drowning during a boating trip with her son in July.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 18, 2020

Masahiko Kondo: Japanese singer suspended over extra-marital affair
The talent firm said Masahiko Kondo's "thoughtless" behaviour warranted "strict punishment".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 18, 2020

Sir Anish Kapoor prints offered to museum fund donors
These and other rewards can be claimed by those who give £25 or more to a crowd funding appeal.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 18, 2020

Keith Richards: 'I'll celebrate the Stones' 60th anniversary in a wheelchair'
Keith Richards on the US election, being punched by Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones' future.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 18, 2020

Prince William 'tentatively welcomes' new inquiry into BBC's Diana interview
The Duke of Cambridge says the investigation announced by the BBC is "a step in the right direction".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 18, 2020

Queen's Gambit: Chess on the rise due to drama series
The popularity of chess is rocketing with five times the number of new online players than last year.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 18, 2020

Ben Watkins: US MasterChef Junior star dies aged 14
Watkins, who appeared on the US version of the TV cooking show, died from a rare form of cancer.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 18, 2020

Shaggy: I want to bring Caribbean joy to Christmas
The reggae artist on his new Christmas album and how we can still celebrate despite the pandemic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 18, 2020

Princess Diana interview: BBC vows to 'get to truth' about Panorama interview
The BBC is investigating allegations forged bank statements were used to get Diana to do the interview.

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